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Last time I used the discussion board I got a lot of useful feedback, so Thank you!

This time I'd like to ask for recommendations on a good open world adventure game, similar to that of Fallout, or breath of the Wild.

Now I know that the Switch has the Outer Worlds and Skyrim, but I'm looking for something that can be played on my TV without teaching any new words to my younger siblings.

P.S. I mentioned Breath of the Wild, but I do already own it (who doesn't lol)

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Ys VIII is really good. It's not an open world game, but there's not a big selection of those on switch.

The world is pretty big, and it's got a metroid style progression. Where new items and abilities open up new areas.

You get shipwrecked on an island at the start of the game, and you have to find your crew.

The game plays like an action RPG, with a focus on dodging at the last second.

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TheFrenchiestFry

In terms of the big open world games on Switch there really isn't a ton but if you only own a Switch without access to the other consoles or a PC I'd recommend Witcher 3 in a heartbeat

Same with Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition

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@Magician Oh I've heard this game is steeped in culture, and I didn't even know it was open world I'll have to look into it, Thank you!

@k8smum and @Wargoose I've been meaning to try DQ for some time, maybe this is the perfect starting point, Thank you!

@TheFrenchiestFry I realize I've arbitrarily limited the well known/well received AAA titles, but I'm ok with a looser definition of "Open-World", It turns out Expansive world and rated M are more inexplicably linked than i imagined, but thank you for the feedback, I really enjoyed Xenoblade on the wii so maybe I'll double dip.

@Anti-Matter Yonder looks like a nice blend of BoTW and AC, Thank you!

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NintendoByNature

TheFrenchiestFry wrote:

Same with Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition

I'll second this. I said this in the recommendations thread if you hold out a little immortals is shaping up to be a great looking open world game. Obviously though, we haven't seen reviews.

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The first 2 Darksider games are on switch (not sure what the ports are like but they should run OK being last gen games).
They play more like a traditional Zelda game with the semi open world format like OoT - you need to unlock items in order to open the map up and progress.

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Sorry to interrupt, but Okami, Dragon Quest XI S, Darksiders, and Xenoblade Chronicles 1 & 2 are by definition not openworld games. However, Xenoblade Chronicles X is. And Breath of the Wild, LEGO City Undercover, Skyrim, The Witcher III: Wild Hunt, and the Assassin's Creed games are as well.

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Open World : that is alot to take in and any games with large Maps games to explore are Open World and alot is based on gamer preferences. My take for this would be the classic: BOTW as my first. To me what matter is aka what can you do in Open World that makes it work. With BOTW you can climb and go anywhere just like Genshin Impact. The more the player can interact aka
1. Climb
2. Jump anywhere
3. Fly Anywhere
4. Explore anywhere then I am there.

That's my classification of Open World

Fable was suppose to be one of those but that it failed at spectacularly at promising. I tried it and was truly disappointed with it.

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MonadoBoy

NintendoByNature wrote:

TheFrenchiestFry wrote:

Same with Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition

I'll second this. I said this in the recommendations thread if you hold out a little immortals is shaping up to be a great looking open world game. Obviously though, we haven't seen reviews.

I will third this. It's not technically an open world game, but the world is comprised of 20 huge areas that add up to the size of a giant open-world game and connect in a way that enhances the story. I personally like it a lot more than its sequel due to the latter having some annoying gacha-like elements and some obnoxious voice-acting, so I'd try the original first if you're interested in the series. Though it's still worth checking the sequel out if you end up liking the original.
Edit: Just realized you've already played the original. In that case, the content added by the definitive edition is nice, but not worth buying for $60 unless you want to play the main game again. 2 is also definitely worth checking out since a lot of people seem to love it, there were just some things that turned me off about it.

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SKTTR wrote:

Sorry to interrupt, but Okami, Dragon Quest XI S, Darksiders, and Xenoblade Chronicles 1 & 2 are by definition not openworld games.

There is no standard definition of what counts as open-world though. That's kinda the issue.

If you go with the wikipedia article's vague definition, it's about non-linear progression through open-ended exploration, and is typically about worlds that are seamlessly loaded without loading screens.

Well I would submit that by that definition, Dark Souls is more of an open-world game than the Witcher 3 is. It's more non-linear in its progression. And it has fewer loading screens.

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Mii_duck

Dragon's Dogma - the world seems very small and dull compared to Skyrim or The Witcher 3, yet takes ages to get anywhere, or rather to the same places over and over, if you walk instead of fast travel.
The story is scant and unengaging, the quests dull and the NPCs utterly without charm or interest.

And yet... I've spent 170 hours playing it. It's a bit rubbish, yet also brilliant. The fun for me is slowly getting more powerful, improving your stats and how that makes you more effective at combat. It's a joy going back to beasties you used to run away from, to having a tough fight, to trashing them easily.

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This looks really promising, and no language! How bad is the nudity, since I wound't want to expose the youngin's to that either?

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Mii_duck

@Screen - in Dragon's Dogma there are some pretty implausible, skimpy armour for the ladies but no actual nudity (unlike the Witcher, where you can make love to various 'ladies of negotiable favours').

Having said that, there is a quest that leads to a romance scene, but I never did that quest as I couldn't stand the character, because of something she did, so can't say how explicit it is. It's avoidable, as is a quest that ends with you listening to (but don't see) someone being whipped.

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@Screen - if you do get Dragon's Dogma, I'd recommend finding a decent guide online too. It can be frustrating at the start, as (deliberately) almost everything you meet is more powerful than you. You have to run away from a lot of hostile thingies. But it does get easier.

Would one of the Assassin's Creed be too violent or adult? I ask because they are honestly educational too, there is a fair bit of history covered in them, as part of the game and also to read as you find things and progress.

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Mew

Some of these suggestions aren't very good. He specifically mentioned games that actually give you freedom.

I don't think there really is any good, truly open world, family friendly games [that aren't BOTW] off the top of my head, especially on switch.

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